Michael Cuevas


Expert Information
Qualifications MS Structural Engineering
BS Civil Engineering
Professional Engineer
Haag Certified Inspector – Residential Roofs
Professional Memberships NCEES, ASCE, SEI
Industries Buildings, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Sports and Entertainment, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas
Expert Highlights
  • Experienced civil and structural engineer.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • Specialises in forensic structural analysis of damaged buildings and structures, and exterior building envelope evaluations.
  • Expertise in complex civil and structural engineering issues, facades, and roof coverings.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish.

Michael Cuevas is a registered Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of experience. He has been retained as a technical expert on more than 30 occasions.

Michael has been cross-examined in arbitration and at deposition for projects with disputed values of up to $800 million. He is a qualified, well-regarded expert and highly experienced in complex civil and structural engineering issues.

Michael’s expertise includes evaluating buildings and structures, reviewing and preparing structural repair drawings, conducting site condition assessments, recertifying buildings, and performing due diligence studies. He has also evaluated exterior and interior building envelope systems for defective construction, weather related damage, and impact damage. These systems include roof coverings, exterior wall claddings, interior ceiling finishes, interior wall finishes, and interior floor finishes.

Michael specialises in expert forensic structural analysis of buildings and structures damaged by fire, wind, floods, storm surges, explosions, tree impacts, vehicle impacts, freezing temperatures, hail, moisture intrusion, and construction defects, including catastrophe responses. He has worked on projects in the Caribbean, South America, and the United States.

Michael is a member of the Structural Engineering Institute, the American Society for Civil Engineers, and the National Council for Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. He holds a masters in structural engineering, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and is a Haag Certified Inspector for residential roofs.

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